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St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Easter Day/ Sunday of the Resurrection – April 21, 2019


8 am  Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Easter Anthems (said), p. 182


Collect: ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen


Reader: Shirley Marston     Eucharistic Assistant: John Patterson


10am    Holy Eucharist,  The Book of Alternative Services

A special thank you to all of our musicians for their contributions

to this morning's service.


The Gathering of the Community

We begin at the back of the church near the tomb and Easter garden.

Presider:      Alleluia! Christ is risen.

All:                                           The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Presider:      May his grace and peace be with you.

All:                                           May he fill our hearts with joy.

Welcoming the Easter Candle

The paschal candle is lit.

Presider: Let us pray. Father, we share in the light of your glory through your Son, the light of the world. Sanctify us as we light this paschal candle and inflame us with new hope. Purify our minds by this Easter celebration and bring us one day to the feast of eternal light. We ask this through Christ the risen Lord. Amen.

Presider:    The light of Christ.

All:                                          Thanks be to God.

As the paschal candle is carried to the front of the church, we sing,       

                                                              Jesus Christ Is Risen Today #203

The Collect of the Day: Let us pray.

All: God of glory, by the raising of your Son you have broken the chains of death. Fill your Church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing,

Christ Is Risen #223 (verse 1)

Christ is risen! Shout hosanna! Celebrate this day of days.

Christ is risen! Hush in wonder; all creation is amazed.

In the desert all surrounding, see, a spreading tree has grown.

Healing leave of grace abounding bring a taste of love unknown.


The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

      First Reading: Acts 10:34-43,  Ian MacDonald

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26,  Olive Fyfe

Gradual Hymn                                        Yours Be the Glory… #210

The Holy Gospel:  John 20:1-18


The Nicene Creed, p. 188

The Prayers of the People, Ian MacDonald

Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192                                                           


The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn                 Christ the Lord is Risen Today #206 

Prayer Over the Gifts: Blessed are you, O God, ruler of heaven and earth. Day by day you shower us with blessings. As you have raised us to new life in Christ, give us glad and generous hearts, ready to praise you and to respond to those in need, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.

      Eucharistic Prayer #2, p. 196               Holy, holy, holy… #735

      The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

      The Breaking of the Bread #8,   p. 213          Lamb of God… #745  

All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a blessing. Gluten-free bread is available at the communion rail.

      Communion hymn:  Awake, Arise, Lift Up Your Voice  #224

      Anthem - Awake, Thou Wintry Earth (J.S. Bach; arr. Whitford)

Prayer after Communion: Life-giving God, in the mystery of Christ’s resurrection you send light to conquer darkness, water to give new life, and the bread of life to nourish your people. Send us forth as witnesses to your Son’s resurrection, so that we may show your glory to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. Amen.

      Doxology (Glory to God…), p. 214

      The Blessing

      Announcements   Jim Nelson

      Closing Hymn                     Christ Is Ris’n, Hallelujah

      (see handout – the congregation is invited to join on the last verse)

  The Dismissal


Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Give thanks to the Lord who is good; the mercy of the Lord endures for ever.

Let God’s people now proclaim, ”The mercy of the Lord endures for ever.”

The Lord is my strength and my song, and has become my salvation.

There is a sound of exultation and victory in the tents of the righteous:

”The mighty hand of the Lord has triumphed! the mighty hand of the Lord is exalted! the mighty hand of the Lord has triumphed!”

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

The Lord has punished me sorely, but did not hand me over to death.

Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord.

”This is the gate of the Lord; those who are righteous may enter.”

I will give thanks to the Lord who answered me and has become my salvation.

The same stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

On this day the Lord has acted; we will rejoice and be glad in it.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Eucharistic Assistant: Jim Nelson

Greeters: Don Conrad

      Counters: David & Valerie Thomas


Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at 10 am this week provided by Mary & Murray Phillips


Thank you to members of our Sanctuary Guild for the time spent preparing the church for Holy Week and Easter services.


Let the Easter Egg Hunt begin – indoors and out!

Bags are provided for you.


Cycle of Prayer

Let us pray…

·       For the Peace of Jerusalem and the people of the Land of the Holy One; along with the parish of Tangier & Retired Clergy of Eastern Shore Region

·       For all who are preparing to be ordained as priests, especially Nichola Fish-Cumine, Dorothy Miller and Bonnie Skerritt

·       For all who are in need of God’s healing grace: Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Jane, Doreen McKee, Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Cecil, Ann Watson, Eric Alcorn, Patricia, Kathleen, Steve Kamburis, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, Faye Sponagle, Linda, Frances & Peter Jucker, Mary-Laura, Roger Harris and Jeannie Hancock

·       For our world, and all its cares and needs

·       For all who have departed this life and are at rest, and are being remembered today by the giving of Easter flowers…

rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them



8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) 





Mark these dates on your calendar

Weds., Apr. 24th, 10:30am, Wickwire Place: Holy Communion


Fridays, 10:30am at the back of the church: Christian Meditation

May 1st, 7pm: Beltane Ceilidh Concert  Join us for a Gaelic May Day Festival. We'll mark the mid-point between the spring equinox and summer solstice with beautiful music featuring harps, accordion, fiddle, bass, small pipes and voice. Tickets are $15 at the door. If you can provide some refreshments after the concert your ticket is half-price. Proceeds will be shared between the musicians and our Parish.

Tues., May 7th, OVUC May Soup & Dessert Luncheon: Please join us at Orchard Valley United Church for our monthly Soup & Dessert Luncheon. Choice of Cheeseburger Soup or Classic Minestrone Soup, homemade biscuits & rolls, tea/coffee, and Cake with Strawberry Sauce for dessert, for $8/person. Lunch is served from 11:45am-1pm. For take-out or delivery order by noon, Mon., May 6th 902-681-0366, ext 1, or


Rector's Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Tues., 10:30am-noon. She will be off Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.   


Community News

Rector’s Sabbatical: As you know, Sandra will be taking her well- deserved Sabbatical this summer. There will of course be certain expenses incurred with the hiring of the student priest who will be here during Sandra’s absence (i.e. housing and mileage). If anyone wishes to help offset these costs, please make your donation during the offering in a separate enveloped titled “Sabbatical” (or indicate an amount you’d like to contribute to this on your regular offering envelope and indicate it’s for “Sabbatical.” Any questions can be directed to Sandra, Bob Wrye or the Wardens. Thank you.




Memorial Easter flowers 2019 are offered to the Glory of God and



In Loving Memory of

Given By

Douglas Clarke

The family

Alec & Elizabeth Coghill      

The family

Don Wells & Mother Rhoda    

The family

Mary & Gerald Porter   

Porter family

Florence Taylor    

Taylor family

Marion Gesner   

Gesner family

Ruth Carberry     

Carberry family

 Lynn Hirsch, Velma & Frank Johnson              

Johnson family

Mary (Pedie) Hopgood  

Hopgood family

Anne (Jackie) Mowatt

Mowatt family

Kay Watson                                   

Ann Watson

Minnie, Herbert , Gerald , Richard
& Charlotte Spencer

Spencer family

Joan Kyd & Fred Harford  

Mary Kyd & family

Joyce & Peter Laws

Mary Kyd & family

Walter & Yvonne Jucker &

Grandson Albert

Jucker family

Stephen & Florence Carver

Jucker family

Robert & Alethea Wright

Whidden family

Evan & Peggy Whidden

Whidden family

Doris & Denzil Melville
James & Evelyn Nelson

Nelson Family

Ralph Winter

Jean and family

Victor C Harris

Vicki & family

Ivan & Elizabeth, Rachael &  Wilford  Dana & Garnet

Patterson family

Arthur &  Kate Harris ,

Alcwyn & Anne Edwards

Harris family